, the republican, defeating bob kerry, the senator who came all the way back to his home state from new york city and he was portrayed as a carpetbagger. >> ifill: he was not expected to win but reinclosed the gap. gap. i bet we can find out more b going to jeff brown. >> brown: i bet we can. let's start with nebraska. >> deb fish ser from the northern part the state and she won a surprise primary, where you had two well-known candidates running against each other and surprised everybody and and won in part because of the sarah palin endorsement. people didn't give her much of a chance against bob kerry, particularly because he had been living in new york for so long. this is aery conrvatve state, and the anti-obama vote was going to come out fairly strong there. it's not a huge surprise but it's one the democrats had hope for. >> brown: you had a national figure in bob kerry. >> and in the last week or so, the democrats said the race has tightened. deb fisher, when i interviewed her, nobody thought she would be the nominee. but she was personable, and articulate. >> she's a farmer not an artist.